Adams, Sewell, Turner, Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation to Support Minority Students in STEM Fields

Democratic Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC-12) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Republican Representatives Mike Turner (OH-10) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced the introduction of H.R. 7313, the bipartisan Supporting Diverse STEM Students Act. The legislation is designed to help diverse communities succeed in STEM fields.

“Our collective prosperity depends on extending opportunities for all students – from every background – to study in the critical science, technology, engineering, and math fields.  This bill would give a boost to the Minority Science and Engineering Achievement program at a time when we need all the talent we can muster to address the global challenges we face as a nation.  Minority Serving Institutions can help grow the STEM fields in new and innovative ways if we make the choice to invest in them through policies like this bill,” said James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition. 

You can read the full press release here.